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WinHEC 2016: Microsoft empowers new development opportunities in mixed reality, gaming and cellular PCs

Dec 9, 14:38

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft has announced new opportunities for global partners to innovate with Windows 10. Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft, was joined on stage in Shenzhen by Navin Shenoy,...

Acer Starbreeze, HTC take part in global VR association, GVRA

Dec 9, 11:46

HTC and Acer Starbreeze have joined Google, Oculus, Samsung Electronics and Sony Interactive Entertainment to establish a non-profit organization, the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), aiming to develop and share best practices for the VR industry.

Qisda to cooperate with Intel to promote IoT

Dec 9, 11:27

The smart solution business unit under EMS provider Qisda on December 8 signed an MoU with Intel Taiwan for cooperation to promote technology, product development and marketing related to IoT, with a focus on smart solutions for retail, energy, education, medical care, manufacturing and enterprise...

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PTC expects AR to have more potential than VR

Dec 7, 12:00

US-based car electronics and medical solution provider PTC is optimistic about augmented reality's (AR) future potential and expects demand and market scale for related applications to perform better than those of VR.

VR/AR developers facing weak demand in 2017

Dec 5, 16:00

The virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) market was originally expected to pick up strongly in 2016, but demand for related applications has been weakening recently. Since the supply chain has already invested heavily into related developments, while vendors such as Acer and Asustek Computer have...

beingNet Alliance to collaborate with partners to develop IoB solutions for agriculture, medical care

Dec 2, 16:07

beingNet Alliance, established by Acer founder Stan Shih to promote Internet of Beings (IoB), on December 1 signed cooperation agreements with several partners, including Hiwin Technologies, Advantech, EBM Technologies and IBM's cloud computing business unit, for vertical collaboration to develop IoB...

Acer founder Stan Shih pushing IoB solutions for beingNet Alliance

China market: B2C transaction value tops CNY708 billion in 3Q16, says Analysys

Dec 2, 16:06

In the China market, B2C (business to customer) online shopping portals generated a total sales transaction value of CNY708.56 billion (US$106.3 billion) during the third quarter of 2016, growing 8.7% on quarter and 40.7% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

LeEco to downsize personnel by 10%, say reports

Nov 30, 21:42

China-based over the top (OTT) operator and smartphone and LCD TV vendor LeEco will reduce its personnel by 10% from 8,000 employees currently to 7,200 to cope with financial troubles, according to China-based media reports.

China software revenues reach CNY3.907 trillion in January-October, says MIIT

Nov 30, 15:05

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.907 trillion (US$592.8 billion) in January-October 2016, growing 14.7% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Mitac expects IoT for car business to grow dramatically in 2017

Nov 29, 16:02

Taiwan-based Mitac International has recently landed orders from an US-based client for its Internet of Things (IoT) automotive applications, especially software for car fleet management, noted company president Billy Ho adding that the business will start contributing revenues and profits in 2017...

Panasonic developing V2P technology

Nov 28, 15:54

Under the Japan government's program of promoting application of information and communication technologies to next-generation ITS (intelligent transportation system), Panasonic is responsible for developing V2P (vehicle to pedestrian) technology to prevent pedestrians from being hit by vehicles, the...

International Conference on Connected Car and Intelligent Transportation System

Taiwan draws up 2017-2025 national digital development plan

Nov 25, 16:21

The Taiwan government has drawn up a plan for national digital development during 2017-2025, dubbed DIGI+, with goals of attaining a digital economy valued at NT$6.5 trillion (US$205 billion) (29.9% of GDP), digital daily-life service coverage for 80% of the population, and coverage of 90% of the population...

Medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare to debut on OTC market

Nov 25, 15:10

Taiwan-based medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare, an associated company of Asustek Computer, will debut on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on December 21.

China software revenues reach CNY3.511 trillion in January-September, says MIIT

Nov 14, 23:05

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.511 trillion (US$533.72 billion) in January-September 2016, growing 14.7% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Acer strengthens ties with Tobii to develop VR devices with eye-tracking technology

Nov 14, 10:06

Acer is expanding its cooperation with Sweden-based eye tracking solution developer Tobii Technology to develop head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices featuring eye tracking technology, according to industry sources.

Soft-World nets NT$2.57 per share for January-September

Nov 10, 11:16

Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.55 billion (US$113 million), gross margin of 17.36%, net operating profit of NT$65.1 million, net profit of NT$72.9 million and net EPS of NT$0.57 for third-quarter 2016.

Foxconn team creates startup for digital signage products

Nov 3, 11:36

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to nurture an internal team to create a new startup to push into the digital signage market. The team recently established Linkooh and will focus on developing digital signage hardware, software, content and services.

Alibaba 3Q16 revenues up over 54% on year

Nov 3, 11:29

The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has released its third-quarter 2016 financial report, with consolidated revenues hiking 54.67% on year to reach CNY34.292 billion (US$5.142 billion).

Taiwan should build smart cities to drive new value-added services, says Acer founder

Nov 3, 11:21

Stan Shih, founder of Acer, has urged the Taiwan government to establish a virtual cross-industry national team to build up service-oriented smart cities through which local companies can develop new types of value-added service businesses.

Royal Academy of Arts, HTC to jointly present 3D printed virtual reality art

Newswatch - Nov 2, 12:15

The Royal Academy of Arts of the UK and HTC have jointly announced that they will present the first ever 3D printed artworks in virtual reality in a display Virtually Real at the Royal Academy from January 11-14, 2017.

Amazon dominates public IaaS and ahead in PaaS; IBM leads in private cloud, says Synergy Research

Nov 2, 12:10

New third quarter data from Synergy Research Group shows that Amazon Web Services (AWS) still has a 45% share of the worldwide public IaaS market, despite Microsoft and Google having much higher growth rates. Amazon remains more than twice the size of the next three public IaaS providers combined....

China software revenues reach CNY3.053 trillion in January-August, says MIIT

Nov 1, 15:07

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.053 trillion (US$464.01 billion) in January-August 2016, growing 14.8% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Microsoft introduces Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update

Newswatch - Oct 28, 16:01

Microsoft has unveiled a series of new products, including Surface Studio, Surface Dial and a more powerful Surface Book and plans to launch the Windows 10 Creators Update in early 2017 to enable anyone to create, share and experience in 3D and mixed reality.

Taiwan market: PChome InterPay launches mobile 3rd-party e-payment services

Oct 27, 15:11

PChome InterPay, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PChomePay which in turn is a subsidiary of web portal and e-commerce operator PChome Online, on October 26 began to provide mobile third-party electronic payment services in the Taiwan market, with 8.8 million users of Ruten, a C2C online auction platform...

PChome JV provides e-payment services in Thailand

Oct 21, 10:58

Taiwan-based web portal and online shopping platform PChome Online has announced its joint venture PChome Thailand will operate electronic payment services in the Thailand market.

China market: Suning, Alibaba to form e-commerce joint venture

Oct 20, 11:50

Suning.com, a subsidiary of China-based retail giant Suning Commerce Group, will form a CNY1 billion (US$148.41 million) e-commerce joint venture with the Alibaba Group in Chongqing, China, according to a China-based finance.sina.com report, citing a statement released by Suning.

China market: Foxconn, HTC participate in Alibaba city brain project

Oct 17, 11:04

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has announced that it cooperates with 13 enterprises, including Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics and smartphone vendor HTC, to participate in a project to create a city brain for Hangzhou City, eastern China.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou at a Hangzhou conference

VR, AR, AI developments to have greater scalability, says Google Taiwan head

Oct 6, 14:16

In addition to applications related to virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT), the development of artificial intelligence will have a greater scalability in the future, and Google will continue to strengthen its cooperation with Taiwan-based players in these areas,...

Chien Lee-feng, head of Google Taiwan

E Ink Holdings, HTC, Palladio cooperate to develop smart packaging solution for pharmaceuticals

Oct 5, 15:19

EPD (electrophoretic display) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH), smartphone vendor HTC and Italy-based packaging solution provider Palladio Group have announced a jointly-developed smart packaging solution for pharmaceuticals.

Smart packaging solution for pharmaceuticals developed by EIH, HTC, Palladio

RoyalTek using pirated software, says BSA Taiwan

Oct 5, 15:07

Engineers working at RoyalTek, Quanta Computer's GPS navigation device subsidiary, have been found using pirated graphics software mostly developed by PTC and Autodesk. The software is calculated to be worth more than NT$200 million (US$6.4 million), according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA)...

Government IT spending in India to reach US$7.2 billion in 2016, says Gartner

Oct 4, 15:31

The government in India is on pace to spend US$7.2 billion on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 2.4% over 2015, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and...

China MIIT forms alliance to promote VR industry

Oct 4, 15:29

Under the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a total of 180 businesses, research institutes and academic organizations have jointly established an Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA) in China, according to China-based Beijing Times report.

HTC Viveport app store going online in over 30 countries

Oct 3, 10:59

Viveport, HTC's app store for its Vive virtual reality headset, which opened in China in April, is now launching publicly in more 30 countries, according to HTC.

Apple sets up first R&D center in China

Sep 29, 15:01

Apple has set up its first R&D center in China in Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park, according to a statement issued by the Zhongguancun Park Management Committee.

NXP establishing security standards for smart cars in China

Sep 29, 14:51

At a recent tech forum in China, NXP announced key collaborations including an alliance to establish security standards for smart cars in China with cross-sector collaborations.

Taiwan market: Online advertising services in 1H16 valued at over NT$11 billion, says DMA

Sep 29, 14:47

Online advertising service providers in the Taiwan market generated total revenues of NT$11.195 billion (US$350 million) during the first half of 2016, increasing 32.1% on year, according to Digital Marketing Association (DMA) Taipei.

Digitimes Research: China starts tightening up control on third-party payment service companies

Sep 26, 16:51

The enactment of the administrative measures on non-financial institutions by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) in 2010 has since then resulted in a proliferation of more than 200 third-party payment service companies in China. However, a number of financial risk indexes in China have climbed along...

Southeast Asia is stage for Taiwan online service providers, says TiEA president

Sep 21, 16:03

For Taiwan-based online e-commerce, shopping or gaming service operators, Southeast Asia countries afford relatively good opportunities for extending business operations from the domestic market to overseas, according to president Jamie Lin for the Taiwan Internet and E-Commerce Association (TiEA),.

TiEA president Jamie Lin

China market: Smartphone vendors foray into mobile payment market

Sep 21, 12:39

With the number of mobile payment users in China still expanding robustly and is likely to reach 200 million in 2016, which is more than five times the market size in the US, brand smartphone vendors including Apple, Samsung Electronics and local brands Huawei and Xiaomi Technology have forayed into...

China software revenues reach CNY2.662 trillion in January-July, says MIIT

Sep 13, 11:11

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.662 trillion (US$406.1 billion) in January-July 2016, growing 14.8% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Commentary: Business outlook for HMD VR devices still unclear

Sep 8, 16:00

With HTC, Samsung Electronics, Oculus and Google keenly developing hardware devices and related software solutions, the virtual reality (VR) industry looks promising. But not all industry watchers are confident about the business prospects for headed-mounted display (HMD) VR devices.

HTC invests in medicare VR software developer Surgical Theater

Sep 1, 12:00

HTC has invested a total of US$11 million in medicare VR software developer Surgical Theater, accounting for a 21.09% stake in the software company, according to the company.

Acer invests in 2 startups to expand cloud-based service business

Aug 31, 14:21

Acer has made investments in two startups as it strives to continue expanding its cloud service business.

Enterprise private, public cloud use on the rise, says VMware CEO

Aug 31, 12:01

Enterprises' internally operated IT workloads are decreasing due to increasing use of private and public cloud computing services, and the proportion of IT workloads for internal operation will drop from 75% in 2016 to 50% in 2021 and to 19% in 2030, while private clouds will rise to 20% in 2021 and...

Former HTC CEO to attend Tokyo Game Show

Aug 30, 16:11

Peter Chou, former CEO of HTC and currently chairman of Taiwan-based VR (virtual reality) game developer Futuretown, will preside over a product presentation to be held at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016.

IBM Taiwan expects growth potential in Taiwan, says executive

Aug 30, 14:53

IBM Taiwan hardware business general manager Nelson Lee expects the company to still have a lot of room for growth in the Taiwan hardware market; however, instead of purely selling hardware, IBM Taiwan is focusing mostly on hardware/software-integrated solutions.

Nelson Lee, IBM Taiwan hardware business general manager

HTC speeding up development of Viveport app store

Aug 30, 13:57

HTC has said that it will continue to strengthen the development of its virtual reality app store, Viveport, as a means to foster the HTC Vive ecosystem and to ramp up sales of the Vive.

Taiwan supply chain makers to benefit from release of PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 25, 15:20

Taiwan-based makers in Sony's PlayStation supply chain, particularly lens maker Kinko Optical and ODMs Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron, will benefit significantly from the planned debut of PS4 Neo and PS4 Slim scheduled on September 7 in New York.

China Internet user base over 709 million at end of June, says CNNIC

Aug 25, 10:11

The number of Internet users in China increased to about 709.58 million as of the end of June 2016, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Digitimes Research: Japan IT vendors stepping into IoT business

Aug 25, 10:06

Due to stagnant growth in the Japan IT market, many Japan-based IT vendors have stepped into developing cloud computing-based IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for the Japan market, including Hitachi-developed M2M Traffic Solution, Toshiba-developed Toshiba INdsutry IoT, Fujitsu-developed Fujitsu...

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